George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development | Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley
Economic Analysis & Policy
Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Energy Economics
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley. He received his BS in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996, an MS in environmental and resource economics at the same institution in 1998 and a PhD in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2003. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal and other academic journals. Auffhammer is the recipient of the 2017 Cheit Teaching Award at Berkeley Haas, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Climate change